Bermuda Triangle featuring Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes), Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser with Bells Atlas

February 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

By Ruben Estrada

On Saturday, February 10, Monqui Presents welcomes to the WOW Hall Bermuda Triangle featuring Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes), Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser plus special guests Bells Atlas.

One of the most recent and exciting announcements to come out of the American rock scene is the formation of Nashville based group Bermuda Triangle.  Their live debut occurred only this past summer in July, and with just a couple singles released so far audiences can only anticipate what this new supergroup will bring to their first ever tour.

All three members of Bermuda Triangle have already spent years making an impact in music of varying genres.  Brittany Howard most notably has achieved critical and commercial success with the blues-rock band Alabama Shakes.  Since the release of the group’s Grammy winning album Sound and Color, Howard has used the time to collaborate with other musicians, including an album with her punk rock group Thunderbitch.  While Bermuda Triangle has had few live performances it appears their style will incorporate far more acoustic instruments than Howard’s previous groups, including guitar and stand up bass.

Jesse Lafser has been making a name for herself in the country and folk scene for the past several years.  Her most recent project is the 2015 solo album Raised on the Plains, which was inspired by a road trip across the country.  The album features an upbeat, country-folk blend of songs about love, change and moving forward.  A new rendition of her song “Rosey” became the first single released by Bermuda Triangle last September.

Becca Mancari had quite an exciting year in 2017.  A few months after the announcement of the formation of Bermuda Triangle, she released her debut album, Good Woman, on October 6.  The project blends Americana, folk, indie rock and other genres, creating a unique style.  With an appealing sound and a powerful voice, Mancari sings of self-reflection, growth and the moments that made her who she is today.  A frequent collaborator, Mancari will spend of the beginning of 2018 touring with Bermuda Triangle, while also finding time to go on the road with other musicians such as Nikki Lane, The Weeks, and The Lone Bellow.

Bermuda Triangle released their second single, “Suzanne”, in early October last year.  The song features Howard on vocals as she sings about being with someone who is still in love with their ex.  The track is an exciting preview into what is to come from these talented musicians.

While the group has kept most of its plans under wraps, chances are their solo projects and other bands will probably keep the three from being able to tour together on a regular basis.  Join us on February 10 for a unique performance blending genres and styles in Bermuda Triangle’s WOW Hall debut.

 

BELLS ATLAS

 

Bells Atlas stems from the vibrant cultural and musical backdrop of Oakland, CA. The epicenter of the group's start was Guerilla Café ("art.coffee.vibes") -- a fateful location that fostered friendship and musical connection between the core members, sparking the beginnings of a beautiful artistic collaboration and unique blend of sounds.

Combining heavy rhythm and groove, soulful vocal harmonies and a healthy dose of wildcard energy, this dynamic group has arrived at an interwoven sound that is undoubtedly their own. Primarily made up of four members with a musical chemistry that surprises and compliments, the sonic palette that makes up Bells Atlas is deep, cinematic and colorful.  They capture the spirit of eclectic influences -- soul, West African and Brazilian rhythm, noise

In 2016, Bells Atlas joined WNYC's Snap Judgement as their new touring house band, live-scoring 90 minutes of storytelling with original music.  Touring with the program has taken them to countless beautiful, historic theaters across the country, playing for thousands of people.  The band has shared the stage with Hiatus Kaiyote, Badbadnotgood, Meshell Ndegeocello, W. Kamau Bell and more.

Tickets are $25 in advance.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.

Door Time: 
February 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$25 Advance